Posts Tagged ‘Darby Karchut’

Sweet Success for Jean Alfieri

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jean Alfieri on her recent release entitled BLESSED TO BE YOUR DOG. This is the companion book to BLESSED TO BE ME.

Blessed to be Your Dog - Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK

This guided journal helps people celebrate the stories of their fur hero. With famous quotes, doodling pages, and prompts to write from the viewpoints of both human and dog, it’s a fun and easy way to capture the memories. Jean’s books may be purchased through Amazon.

Jean Alfieri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A writer, speaker and dog-fan, Jean encourages others to share their amazing stories in her guided journals. She offers presentations and workshops on the subject and enjoys visiting groups to offer others inspiration and support on their exciting and life-changing writing journey.

Jean is an avid proponent of adoption for all dogs: pure breeds, mixed breeds, young or “vintage” (her preference) who need a forever home. Her favorite breed is Rescued. She and her husband reside with their fur-family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more about Jean and her other books, visit her at www.JeanAlfieri.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deb Donley

By: Darby Karchut

Hats off to Deb Donley on the recent release of her book, a memoir entitled SQUARE CORNERS: A HORSEWOMAN’S STORY.

Book cover photo: Arlis Groves Photography. Used by permission.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Growing up feminist, a tenacious woman struggles to become a successful horse trainer, loves and loses her cowboy husband, and fights through panic attacks to resume her career. The book (paperback or ebook) may be purchased through Blurb.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Deb Donley trained horses professionally for forty-two years.  Living the dreams of countless horse-crazy little girls, Deb began her career making house calls to help people with their horses.  She worked on several different ranches, earning World and National championships with her extraordinary horse partners.  Before retiring, she returned to making house calls for her clients.

Horse people form a community of animal-loving brothers and sisters supporting each other.  Now Deb enjoys watching other folks succeed in their horsey experiences.  She lives in the mountains of Colorado, hiking the trails and talking horses every chance she gets. Follow the author on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Patricia Walkow

In memorial to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, Patricia Walkow is honored to announce the October 2020 release NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11. Patricia Walkow is the editor and curator of this collection of stories and poems. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

This anthology captures the 9/11/2001 experiences of New Mexico writers. Some witnessed the event.

The talented contributors to NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11 offer enlightening, sometimes heart-wrenching prose, thoughtful analysis, and evocative poetry. What did they see? Do?  How have they coped? What did they tell their children? How did they get home?  Who got angry? Who retreated into themselves?

Readers of these stories and poems will understand New Mexico may have been physically far from the devastation, but its heart was just next door. Copies of the anthology may be purchase through Artemesia Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie booksellers. For more information about the book and the contributors, visit the book’s Facebook page

Patricia Walkow, Author

ABOUT THE EDITOR: 

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author and editor. She is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, the Corrales Writing Group, SouthWest Writers, New Mexico Press Women, Military Writers Society of America, and The National Federation of Press Women. A former Fortune 200 systems manager, Ms. Walkow is also editor emeritus of Corrales MainStreet News. Her editing has been honored by both New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Her writing has won awards at the state, national, and international levels for full-length books, short stories, and essays; her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. She lives in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog. Visit her website to learn more.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Karla M. Jay

By: Darby Karchut

More happy news for Karla M. Jay. IT HAPPENED IN SILENCE, her second historical fiction set in rural Georgia in 1921, has recently released. 

It Happened in Silence, By; Karla M. Jay

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Mute since birth, fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart has­­ one task to complete—to leave her Appalachian homestead and find a traveling preacher and her brother, Briar. When a peddler kidnaps her, she escapes only to face an unjust arrest and penal servitude. It’s Georgia 1921. The laws are not on her side. Or her brother’s.  

Soon Willow and Briar become ensnared in a world of cruel secrets, savage truths, deceitful practices, and desperate predicaments. This is a powerful tale of family, a celebration of decency, and the heartbreak of society’s injustices then that rings true today.  

Set in a world where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. The book may be purchased through Amazon.

Karla M. Jay, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karla M. Jay lives in Salt Lake City. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or traveling to new places to try to find a story that has never been told. Follow her on Facebook and learn more about her books on Goodreads.

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Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Lou Berger

Congratulations to Lou J. Berger on the recent release of his latest book, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (October 22, 2020, from Heads and Tail Publishing).

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Skeeter’s parents are brutally murdered, she is sold to Hurley, a vicious conman, to pay off her family debts. This disreputable gentleman, operating in Civil War-era Chicago, enlists a motley crew of children to fleece honest folks of their money. Hurley uses Skeeter’s tinkering talents to enhance his profits, and her mechanical marvels are the envy of his shady retinue. Skeeter, dreaming of bigger things, is quickly outgrowing Hurley’s iron-fisted control. Will she be able to escape Hurley’s clutches, and flee west, before it’s too late? Purchase a copy through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author, Lou Berger

Lou J Berger is a Denver-based fiction author, with about two dozen published short stories, a couple novelettes, and a novella (which was a work-for-hire and probably doesn’t count). He’s been published in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and a host of anthologies. In 2017, he was a Finalist for Writers of the Future. Lou is also one of the editors on PPW’s anthology, Fresh Starts. Visit the author at www.loujberger.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deborah Martinez Martinez

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Martinez Martinez on the recent release of her latest book, CHICANA ACTIVISTS OF COLORADO: POWERFUL WOMEN PAPER DOLLS AND THEIR STORIES.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, the unusual art portfolio book uses the paper doll format to present 21 short biographies of each woman and her work in social justice. According to the author, “These women and their stories are treasures. Their stories are potent and serve to motivate and guide.” The book is available from the publisher,  VanishingHorizons.com  and from Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

This is the second book by author Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D, and the eleventh book for her as editor and CEO of Vanishing Horizons Publishing. She retired from higher education with the Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2004. “Throughout my career as a college recruiter,” she said, “I realized that no matter how much someone worked for the good of the community, only certain people showed up in the newspaper. It was the racism and sexism of the 1970s. Being an author and publisher is my way of combatting that slide into anonymity that faced some of these leaders.” For more information about the author or her other books, visit the author at VanishingHorizons.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

PPW’s very own Sweet Success Coordinator, Darby Karchut, has a success of her own! Congratulations!

By: Darby Karchut

Well, this feels totally weird to write my own Sweet Success, but, hey, it’s 2020 and weird is the new norm. So here goes…

My latest novel, ON A GOOD HORSE, releases November 10 from Owl Hollow Press. While this is my fifteenth book, it’s my first contemporary standalone middle grade (I usually write MG and YA fantasy series).

On a Good Horse - Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK: A boy and horse could outrun all the sadness of this flat world. If the boy believed, and the horse was swift. The sorrel knew he was fast enough to help the boy. He just needed open grassland and a light hand on the reins. He’d show Ol’ Mr. Grief his heels. Why, he’d run so fast that the wind would peel that sorrow right off the boy. Like a snake shedding its skin. Leaving it caught in the grass and drying up in the sun. Dust to dust. All the horse needed was a chance.

Alex Nash dreams of being a soccer star. Or a graphic artist. Maybe both. But being a cowboy? Nope and no way. Not if it means being anything like his seldom seen father.

Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters Alex’s world, and when he thinks life couldn’t sucker-punch him again, it does. He’s forced to live with his father, Roberto Nash, a man he barely knows. Or wants to know.

Until Alex finds out his dad has bought him a peace offering of a sort, one with a red coat, lightning speed, and a fighting spirit. A spitfire of a horse that just might heal Alex’s heart and reunite father and son.

The book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Kobo, and from independent booksellers worldwide.

Darby Karchut, Headshot
Darby Karchut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her middle grade novel, DEL TORO MOON (Owl Hollow Press) won the 2019 Colorado Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature. Visit the author at www.darbykarchut.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.


Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Karen Lin

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Karen Albright Lin on the success of her novel, AMERICAN MOON: A CHINESE IMMIGRANT STORY which released June 18th and is now available on Amazon. As of June 15th, it was #12 on Amazon in the HOT NEW RELEASES in its category (Asian American Literature and Fiction). “This hard-luck story about a determined family battling poverty, communism, corruption and their own fateful decisions, makes for an emotional and uplifting read.” – Publishers Weekly (ABNA)

ABOUT THE BOOK:

American Moon is the true saga of one family’s struggle to escape Chinese Communism, survive unjust incarceration and homelessness in Taiwan, and ultimately move to America where they think the moon shines brighter.

As her father survives on death row, a strong-but-bitter daughter overcomes financial woes in an unhappy marriage, until risking a move to the U.S. Facing new struggles as an undocumented immigrant, she learns only she can make the American moon shine bright.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Karen Eats Prawns in Taipei Oct 2005

Karen Albright Lin is an award-winning author of many genres and a produced screenwriter. Her novel, American Moon, is available on Amazon. She’s also a freelance editor for bestselling and award-winning authors, and a cruise ship speaker. She’s published many short works and worked with a Hollywood agent and top New York agents. Visit the author at karenalbrightlin.com or follow her on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

Congratulations to Tena Stetler! She just signed contracts for manuscripts 12 and 13 with The Wild Rose Press! With a little luck and fingers crossed the books, Hidden Gypsy Magic (Book 3 in A Witch’s Journey Series), and Chocolate Raspberry Magic (book in The Wild Rose Press’s new fun summer series involving ice cream, One Scoop or Two, plus it’s book 4 in A Witch’s Journey Series, yep its doing double duty) should release by summer’s end 2020. For more details about her upcoming releases, as well as her other books, visit her website:  https://www.tenastetler.com/books/

About the Author:

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination.  She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales. Follow the author on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Donna Schlachter

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to author Donna Schlachter. Her latest book, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, released January 7th.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Double Jeopardy, Cover, by: Donna Schlachter

 Mining, murder—and a mock marriage? New York City socialite Becky Campbell inherited more than a speck of her father’s wanderlust. Now his murder bequeaths her a mystery, a ramshackle homestead, and a silver mine. Zeke Graumann signs on as Becky’s foreman to keep his portion of his family’s ranch. He shares the workers’ reservations about a woman boss, especially one who burns water and prances around in dungarees. Even though she did look awful good in the dungarees. Then a series of accidents add threat to tension. Can Becky trust Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture? Will Zeke be forced to give up his ranching dream to win Becky’s heart? DOUBLE JEOPARDY is available at www.shoplpc.com/double-jeopardy and Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Canadian by birth, American by choice, Donna left everything and moved to Denver in 1999 to marry Patrick, the man chosen by God to be her husband. Together they have two daughters and eight grandchildren. Donna is past-treasurer of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter and facilitates a local critique group. She has worn many hats in the past, including bank teller, bad debt collector, accounting clerk, paper-girl, professional cleaner, and apartment manager. A storyteller at heart, Donna’s passion is to tell His Story through the ages, using flawed characters in need of a Savior, because this is her story. Follow the author at: www.HiStoryThruTheAges.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.